• Brilliant new book on floats

    by  • October 17, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Anyone who’s put a float on their line will enjoy Hooked on Floats, a book being launched next month. Though it’s weighted towards the British market, where there has always been a healthy and creative trade in floats, it has excellent sections on European, US and Far Eastern floats. It will make you look at the floats in your tackle box in a very different way (Wow! have I got one of those?), but it’s not a historical work: it’s more of a celebration of floats. It’s great value at £50 (signed and numbered), offering more than 400 pages and a wealth of excellent photographs. But the author, Jeff della Mura, is only printing 340 of the regular edition and 60 leather-bound at £210, and I suspect they will fly out the door as soon as it’s launched. Get in quick. A full review in the next Classic Angling.


    Editor and publisher of Classic Angling magazine. Founder member of UK Angling Writers' Association and current chairman. Former winner of Writer of the Year. I wrote a weekly angling column for The Independent for 23 years, having previously written columns for The Guardian and Sunday Mirror. If it swims, I'll fish for it: marlin or mackerel, trout or tench, salmon or snook. I've written several books on fishing, from one for the Duke of Edinburgh's award to the notorious Catchmore Sharks (don't look at the pictures) and Bob Nudd's autobiography, How to be the World's Best Fisherman. I love exotic travel for fishing (been to Mongolia and Ecuador, the Great Barrier Reef and Arunachal Pradesh) and wish I could afford to do such trips more often. My favourite fish? Anything with fins, though I have a special love for mahseer, and I'm chairman of The Mahseer Trust.

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